Graduate Students

Schedule a Writing Appointment with a Graduate Writing Consultant

Make an appointment to discuss your thesis, dissertation, or any large research project.

Schedule an Appointment

Our staff is home to graduate students pursuing MA, MFA, and PhD degrees from a range of fields and disciplines including English, Business, American Culture Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Art History; our writing consultants have experience with graduate-level writing and can relate to the demands of graduate school.

Writing consultants can work with you on a range of projects, including seminar papers, abstracts, conference papers, and personal statements.

PLEASE NOTE: Writing projects of considerable length can not be discussed in their entirety in a single hour-long session and may require multiple sessions.  However, writers are permitted two appointments per week, and you may also choose to work with the same Writing Consultant on a recurring basis. 

Since the writing consultants ask questions and offer suggestions to help you fully develop your ideas and clearly express the purpose of your writing, they rely on you to understand the complexities of the subject matter. This way, consultants can help at any step of the writing process, and, as a result, can focus on the conveyance of your ideas and the quality of the writing at hand.

Many additional services for graduate students are available through the Jerome Library. Information about thesis and dissertation requirements can be found at the Graduate College and in the Thesis and Dissertation Handbook.  

Graduate Consultants

Emma Guthrie

Emma Guthrie is a second-year doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Writing program. She has been working as a writing consultant for four years: two years at a previous university, and two years at BGSU's Learning Commons. In The Learning Commons, she enjoys working with students on organization and structure in both alphabetic and multimodal pieces of writing. She is very familiar with the University Writing Program's WRIT 1110 and 1120 curriculum/requirements and can help graduate assistants with assignments and/or curriculum. She is also familiar with the processes and documents required for graduate school application packages. Emma has been part of The Learning Commons ESOL club for two years and enjoys working with ESL students. 

Shay Hawkins

Shay Hawkins is currently a member of the Master of Fine Arts department. She worked at her previous university’s writing center for a year and a half before joining the staff here at the Learning Commons Writing Center. Her areas of scholarly interest include poetry, rhetoric & composition, ESOL tutoring, and writing center pedagogy. While she is familiar with the requirements of UWP 1110 and 1120 courses, Shay also likes to help students (and graduate students) work on other projects as well, such as: multimodal projects, reports, theses, applications, letters of intent, etc. 

Annie Cigic

Annie Cigic is a first-year Rhetoric and Writing Ph.D. candidate and is pursuing a graduate certificate in TESOL. She also holds an MFA in Poetry. She is interested in community building pedagogy, discovering the place of creative writing in composition studies, and how to define creative and academic writing as synonymous in a first-year composition course. She likes to help students with numerous genres of writing, including creative writing, conference proposals, graduate school application materials, and many more. She is familiar with the UWP and BFA curriculum. She also likes to help students find how they best generate and expand ideas, and how to transfer those ideas on to paper.  

Renee Drouin

Renee Ann Drouin is a third year doctoral student of Rhetoric and Writing. She first began tutoring in 2013, working in multiple writing centers with diverse specializations, such as multimodal composition and visual design. Through her time tutoring and teaching, Renee gained skills and awareness in a variety of disciplines, such as WRIT, English, History, and Popular Culture studies. She is also a member of The Learning Commons ESOL club and has worked on and off with multilingual learners for years.

Tabby Violet

Tabby Violet is a PhD student in American Culture Studies studying intersectional identity and representation. She has taught at every level of K-12 education, and most recently taught High School English before coming to BGSU and teaching Gender Studies. She is a big fan of structural clues and parallel structure. She enjoys videos of chickens doing cute things. She's happy to have conversations about all levels of academic, personal, and professional work and enjoys thinking about how writing can be structured to be more impactful and accessible.

Julie Webb

Julie Webb is a poet from Northern California pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at Bowling Green State University. She has lead community poetry workshops at the Wood County Public Library and at BGSU's own Winter Wheat the Mid-American Review Festival of Writing. She has also taught WRIT 1110, 1120, and is currently teaching Craft of Poetry 2050. She serves as the Mid-American Review's Managing Editor.